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May 3, 2014

CHEERS AND JEERS — For May 3-4

CHEERS

... to election season.

This time of year always makes me feel comparatively more normal and sane.

— Editor Shea Van Hoy

CHEERS

... to the community of Utica for supporting the Utica Hillcrest Cemetery Association annual fish fry last Friday.

The event was a success thanks to the support of the Utica community and residents from Clark County who enjoyed a Friday evening in Utica, visiting with old friends.

Proceeds will be used for the upkeep of the cemetery and the restoration of the vault. Thanks again for your support.

— Brenda Dorman, community editor, secretary, Utica Hillcrest Cemetery Association

READER CHEERS

... to the Floyd Central Indiana Academic Super Bowl teams.

The math team took first place and the science and English teams took third place at the regional competition. Thanks to math coach Kim Haley, science coach Jennifer Gohmann, English coach Matt Townsend and social studies coach and coordinator Donovan Robinson.

Also, the Floyd Central High School Alumni Association held its fifth annual Hall of Fame Award Dinner on Saturday evening. Honorees included Anne Riddle Riedling ’70, William Esarey ’75, Michael Nevitt ’86, and Todd Sharp ’87.

— Bonny Wise, Floyds Knobs

READER CHEERS

... to a Jeffersonville Police Department officer for truly serving the public.

On Wednesday, April 23, I’d started my car after a long day at work in an office at Quartermaster Quadrangle.

I’d had issues with my car for awhile, but this night, it finally bit the dust and the ignition prevented me from turning the car off — or getting the car to reverse, for that matter. I was undoubtedly stressed and upset.

Coming from Bloomington, where police were not so inclined to help citizens, I was amazed when my co-worker came from the police station door with an officer who was closing up shop for the night.

While he wasn’t able to help me turn the engine off, although he did certainly try, he called a towing company and patiently waited for them to come to make sure I was safe.

The officer was Detective Issac Oliver. He renewed my faith in the police force and went above and beyond his normal duties to help a citizen in need and I felt it necessary to publicly thank him for his services.

I’ll never forget your kindness.

— Camyla Nikirk, Jeffersonville

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